The Vamos Bielefeld and TW3000 wow the public at Innotrans 2012

The ‘Vamos Bielefeld’ high-floor urban light rail vehicle was a favourite with the public at this year’s Innotrans trade fair in Berlin. The recipient of the ‘iF product design award’ in February 2012, the vehicle won over not only industry professionals, but also railway enthusiasts from all over Europe with its innovative features. What makes the Vamos Bielefeld special is its bulging contour, which widens from 2.3 m at platform level to 2.65 m, making it fully compatible with existing platforms in Bielefeld and eliminating the need for reconstruction work. Seven metres longer than its predecessor, Vamos Bielefeld is able to transport up to 230 passengers, and has now also proved a hit with the public at Innotrans. Another highlight was the trade fair stand itself, whose design paid homage to that of the TW3000: as the lights alternated between warm yellow, cool blue and üstra green, visitors were given an initial foretaste of the innovative LED ambient lighting which will illuminate the new generation of rail vehicles.